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Week 19: Hawaii. Aloha, Beaches! Zaful Swimwear Review.

Zaful swimsuit review. White lace one-piece. Aloha Beaches in Hawaii!

Dear readers, I apologise for not updating Pastiche.Today this past week. I am currently on my vacation the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii and I am predictably busy :)

I will try to keep you updated on Instagram, but I am very excited to finally share my swimwear photoshoots and travel tips on the blog. Ben is a really wonderful and supporting man and even though he doesn't always enjoy taking pictures, he helped out because he knows how important Pastiche.today is to me. I have also been lucky to shoot with Marcus Bloss and I cannot wait to show you what we have created together. So while everyone else is writing about Fashion Week, I am going to show you some awesome beach photographs and write a unique Kauai Travel Guide!

White swimsuit on Kauai island in Hawaii. Zaful review. Model: Ulia Ali

ZAFUL SWIMWEAR:

Today I am showing you my photographs in this absolutely stunning swimsuit from ZAFUL. This one-piece is very intricate and beautiful, and is so perfect for honeymooning. I have been so impressed by the quality of Zaful items and their wide range of clothes and swimwear that I just have to share a little list of my favourites from the shop at the end of this post (along with coupon codes!). Girls, I really do highly recommend this online store!

Ulia Ali black and white portrait by Benjamin Pillmore.
Kauai Beach in Hawaii.
White Lace bikini in Kauai. Honeymoon attire in Hawaii. What to wear on Honeymoon?
Beach Babe Ulia Ali in Kauai, Hawaii
Ulia Ali photoshoot.
Hawaiian Adventures by Ulia Ali.
Zaful review by Ulia Ali. Blogger in Hawaii
Ulia Ali is a beach bunny. Hawaii bum
USA blogger Ulia Ali in Hawaii.
Kauai beach babe. Hawaiian Dream
Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. Zaful review.
Dior sunglasses photoshoot. By blogger Ulia Ali
Azeri girl and USA blogger in Kauai, Hawaii.

Swimsuit - Zaful | Sunglasses - Dior

SHOP ZAFUL SWIMWEAR:


Week 16: I am BLONDE! Très Chic on Minetta Lane

Blogging Babe Ulia Ali wearing Dior mirrored sunglasses in NYC. Dior shades.

I have been extremely busy the last few days with new collaborations, meetings and, to be perfectly honest, a few escapes to the beach (yes, they have amazing ones in NYC!). So even though I am dying to take a nap right now, today I am sharing my new, highly anticipated look with you.

I am wearing this GORGEOUS embroidered top by Walter Baker (it is on 50% SALE here and I also love this top), white Topshop jeans, Dior mirrored sunglasses, Michael Kors bag (similar here and here), and Steve Madden heels. I have linked more similar items that I like at the end of this post.

Ulia Ali - blogging babe from Baku, Azerbaijan living in New York City. All white outfit for summer.

Do you like this beautiful powder blue wall too? It is located on Minetta Lane and it is one of the trendiest spots for a quick Instagram photo in Soho. 

All photos were taken by an extremely talented and intelligent (he earned his Masters degree from Yale!) photographer - Dennis. Check out his website DCP New York and his Instagram page @dcpnyc.

There were so many amazing shots that I had a really hard time picking just a few, so I am posting a little bit more than usual :)

Ulia Ali wearing Walter Baker embroidered top.
Hottest spot for Instagram photos. Powder blue wall in NYC on Minetta Lane.
Top NYC blogger - Ulia Ali from Pastiche Today.
Ulia Ali
Hottest spot for Instagram pictures - Minetta Lane.
Dior mirrored sunglasses on Ulia Ali in NYC.
NYC style. Soho photoshoot.
Walter Baker fashion NYC.
Baku girl living in NYC. Dior mirrored shades.
NYC Lookbook. Hottest NYC spot for pictures.
Dior sunnies.
Ulia Ali in Walter Baker, Slithur heels by Steve Madden, Michael Kors Hayley tote bag and white Topshop jeans.
Ulia Ali in mirrored silver/gray Dior Technologic shades. Summer 2016
tres chic NYC outfit. All white by Ulia Ali.
Soho fashion look in NYC.

MY LOOK & FAVOURITES:

Week 16: I am BLONDE! 'Cupcake in the Forest' Look.

Pink Peplum Look from Shein

For those who follow me on social media (Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook), it is no surprise that I am nearly blonde now. I have been wanting to change my hair colour for almost a year, but I never had the courage to do it. Luckily, I found the Instagram account of a NYC based Turkish hairstylist Asil, who regularly posts before and after shots of his work, and I knew I had to get an appointment with him.

In the next post I will write more about my FIRST ever hair dyeing experience and share my favourite haircare products, but for now I want to show you my pink look that my husband urged me to call a "Forest Cupcake.” He took the photographs, so I had to agree. :)

To be honest, I really wanted to dedicate this week to Barbie and pastiche her cute pink outfits which would go perfectly with my new blonde locks. But I am currently in Winter Park, Colorado and its beautiful forests and mountains do not go well with a Barbie theme. So I had to tone down my love for the famous doll, and limit myself to just one pink piece in my entire outfit - an absolutely beautiful peplum top from SHEIN. It is on insane SALE right now (it was $66 and now it's only $13). I have linked outfit details and similar items at the end of the post.

Blonde Blogger Ulia Ali in Winter Park, Colorado.
Blogger with blonde brunette ombre
Dior sunglasses and pink peplum top.
Blogger Ulia Ali wearing pink peplum top and white skinny jeans. Hot look!

Shop my outfit:

Top - Shein, Sunglasses - Dior, Platinum Ring - David Yurman, Jeans - Topshop, Heels - Christian Louboutin

Week 12. Gossip Girl. How Blair and Serena would wear a Burberry trench

Blogger as Blair Waldorf. Utah bloggers
Style interpretation of Blair Waldorf's look

When Ben and I were in Park City last weekend, my father-in-law shook his head judgmentally when he saw me watching the beginning of Blair and Chuck's romance on TV. "What?," I said. "It’s just research for my blog!"

I wanted to re-watch one of my favourite TV shows from my younger years― Gossip Girl, and I found the perfect excuse for it! So here we are starting the 12th week of Pastiche.today―  the Gossip Girl Week.

For the first outfit post I wanted to show you how you can style the same Burberry trench coat in two different ways. The Blair Waldorf way, of course, includes her signature headband, which brightly contrasts the trench, a dress, a pair of flats, and a perfectly matching classic Lady Dior bag.

For channelling Serena Van der Woodsen, opt for skinny jeans and high heels for an overall hot, yet effortless vibe.

what would Serena Vanderwoodsen would wear?
Blue skull  umbrella
Navy umbrella
Navy burberry trench look
Ysl bag
Blair Waldorf's style by Ulia ALi
Gossip girl style inspo
McQueen skull umbrella in blue

Whose style interpretation you prefer? Blair's or Serena's?

Let me know in the comments and stay tuned for more outfit posts and styles from our two favourite TV show characters!

SHOP MY LOOK:

Week 11: Instagram Babe. LACE-UP Your Life

The 11th week on the blog is dedicated to Instagram and its Instafamous babes. Today I want to share my hot NYC look with you - a tight white crop top, denim shorts and my new lace-up boots that I am wearing for the first time. 

@nataliehalcro

@nataliehalcro

@gioserrano    

@gioserrano

 

@kyliejenner

@kyliejenner

Lace-up is one of the biggest trends on Instagram and you can see the most followed beauties rocking everything from lace up high boots to extremely revealing lace-up tops and dresses. I am a fan of this sexy style detail as well, so it was fun for me to experiment with my outfit. Yes, the look is quite daring, and I definitely turned few dozens of heads while shooting, but I think it is very well suited for LA or Miami. I think my pastiche of an "Instagram babe" has been successful! :)

Ulia Ali
Sexy Look inspired by Instagram Trends. Model: Ulia Ali
Ulia Ali wearing Dior, Daisy Boots and denim shorts
Outfit in NYC by Ulia Ali.  @uliaali
Looks like I am dancing :)
Ulia blogger
Sexiest look in NYC. Over the knee lace up boots and denim shorts
Outfit: River Island shorts (similar here and here), Lace up Boots - Daisy Street, top- Topshop (here and here, Bag - Lady Dior (here), Michael Kors watches.